38 Mapo Tofu

Nancy Chung


Classic tofu recipe!

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20 Min
10 Min


1 box
box soft tofu
1 tsp
black bean
1 stalk(s)
green onion chopped
4 oz
ground pork
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
minced garlic
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
sesame oil
1 tsp
soy sauce
2 c
of water
2 Tbsp
white wine
1 tsp
chili bean paste
2 tsp
corn starch
1 tsp
chili power
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
oyster sauce
1 tsp
chili oil


1In boiling water add a little salt and quickly cook the tofu. Leave in boiling water for few seconds. Remove and set aside.
2In a pain heat up some oil and add peppercorns. Let the peppercorns infuse the oil for the spicy pepper flavor. Remove peppercorn and keep the oil in the pain.
3Marinate the ground pork with 1 teaspoon of water ,a pinch of pepper powder,1 teaspoon of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Mix well
4Using the same oil as earlier cook the ginger and garlic. Once the ginger and garlic is cooked at the chili bean sauce and black bean.
5Then add ground pork ,chili bean paste ,black bean white wine and saute. Cook partially, remove and set aside.
6In the same pan, add the tofu and 2 bowls of hot water. One water is boiled, add the ground pork, chili powder or paprika, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and a little sugar.
7Create a corn starch mixture with water and add that to the pan. Then add pepper, pour a little sesame oil, stir well and put into a crockpot. Broil till the sauce thickens and then add chili and chopped green onions.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Tofu/Soy
Regional Style: Asian